List of cities in Israel
This list includes cities that are in Israel and Israeli settlements with city status in the occupied West Bank; Jerusalem includes occupied East Jerusalem. The list is based on the current index of the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Within Israel's system of local government, an urban municipality can be granted a city council by the Israeli Interior Ministry when its population exceeds 20,000. The term "city" does not generally refer to local councils or urban agglomerations, even though a defined city often contains only a small portion of an urban area or metropolitan area's population.
Israel has 15 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem at over 500,000 (including occupied East Jerusalem), and Tel Aviv. In all, there are 76 Israeli municipalities granted "city" status by the Ministry of the Interior. Two more cities are planned: Kasif, a planned city to be built in the Negev, and Harish, originally a small town currently being built into a large city.
The list includes four Israeli settlements in the West Bank, an area outside of sovereign Israeli territory. The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, and the International Committee of the Red Cross refer to it as Occupied Palestinian Territory. The area and population of Jerusalem includes that of East Jerusalem which has been de facto annexed by Israel and incorporated within Jerusalem's municipal borders under the Jerusalem Law. This, however, is not recognized by the international community who regard East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The following table lists all Israeli cities by name, district, population, and area, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics:
|Ariel||1978||Judea and Samaria Area
|Baqa al-Gharbiyye||Middle Ages||Haifa||29,035||N/A||N/A||16.4||3,152.1||−0.736|
|Bat Yam||1926||Tel Aviv||128,655||130,300||−1.26%||8.2||15,758.4||−0.025|
|Beitar Illit||1985||Judea and Samaria Area
|Bnei Brak||1924||Tel Aviv||193,774||151,800||+27.65%||7.1||25,709.4||−1.304|
|Kafr Qasim||19th century||Center||22,743||18,400||+23.60%||8.7||2,391.5||−0.841|
|Kiryat Ono||1939||Tel Aviv||39,398||30,000||+31.33%||4.1||8,557.8||1.513|
|Ma'ale Adumim||1975||Judea and Samaria Area
|Modi'in Illit||1994||Judea and Samaria Area
|Or Yehuda||1955||Tel Aviv||36,706||33,900||+8.28%||5.1||5,477.7||0.133|
|Ramat Gan||1921||Tel Aviv||156,277||143,600||+8.83%||13.2||9,376.1||1.041|
|Ramat HaSharon||1923||Tel Aviv||46,019||39,000||+18.00%||16.8||2,708.3||1.796|
|Tel Aviv||Bronze Age
- Arab localities in Israel
- Chronology of Aliyah in modern times
- City council (Israel)
- Demographics of Israel
- Districts of Israel
- Four Holy Cities
- Largest metropolitan areas of the Middle East
- List of cities administered by the Palestinian Authority
- List of cities of the ancient Near East
- List of Israeli settlements with city status in the West Bank
- List of Israeli twin towns and sister cities
- List of kibbutzim
- List of modern names for biblical place names
- List of moshavim shitufiim
- List of urban areas by Jewish population
- List of villages depopulated during the Arab–Israeli conflict
- Lists of cities by country
- Population displacements in Israel after 1948
- Population statistics for Israeli Gaza Strip settlements
- Population statistics for Israeli settlements in the West Bank
- Official spellings
- Be'er Sheva
- Bet She'an
- Bet Shemesh
- Betar Illit
- Bene Beraq
- Giv'at Shemu'el
- Kafar Qasem
- Kefar Sava
- Kefar Yona
- Qiryat Atta
- Qiryat Bialik
- Qiryat Gat
- Qiryat Mal'akhi
- Qiryat Motzkin
- Qiryat Ono
- Qiryat Shemona
- Qiryat Yam
- Ma'ale Adummim
- Migdal HaEmeq
- Nazerat Illit
- Nes Ziyyona
- Or Aqiva
- Petah Tiqwa
- Rishon LeZiyyon
- Tel Aviv-Yafo
- Tirat Karmel
- Yoqne'am Illit
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